See Ugetsu and Sansho The Bailiff next; both among the greatest films ever made, in my opinion.
Breathtakingly beautiful, especially the scene in the woods. Would need to watch again to fully understand the intricacies of the plot.
First Mizoguchi i've watched, I thought it was fascinating mix of social drama and melodrama. The characters were interesting and their stories tragic. The burden of finincial pressure and how the women dealt differently with their situations was brilliantly told. Can't wait to watch his other movies!
Think that this is a very underrated movie.
Brilliant movie very difficult to watch at times but the innovative and unique structure fasicnated me.